CORTINAE

cortina

[kawr-tahy-nuh, -tee-nuh]
noun, plural cortinae [kawr-tahy-nee, -tee-nahy] . Mycology.
a weblike, often evanescent veil covering the gills or hanging from the cap edge of certain mushrooms, particularly those of genus Cortinarius, and sometimes persisting as a ring or remnant of fibrils around the mushroom stalk.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin; Late Latin cortīna curtain

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cortina

noun
a cobwebby partial veil consisting of silky fibrils 
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